So I am not really a book buyer. If I buy books, they are usually used or on super duper clearance. So I tend to rely on my library for books. So, I want to start talking about what I get from the library, what I actually read, what goes back unread, etc. Hopefully this helps me(and you!) in figuring out what’s good, what isn’t, what you should request, etc.
So let’s get to it:
First up, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. I read Interpreter of Maladies for a class in college and loved it, so when I saw this while walking down one of the aisles, I had to get it.
Next, I mentioned yesterday that reading The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell prompted me to get more works by her. So I picked up Roommates Wanted, Before I Met You, and After the Party.
Next, I grabbed some of Cecilia Ahern’s works. I absolutely loved PS. I Love You and The Time of My Life, so since then I have been on a quest to read all of her works. I picked up One Hundred Names and Love, Rosie.
A few weeks ago, my girlfriend linked me to an article on Elizabeth Gilbert, whom I love and hate dearly. But the article really opened my eyes to the woman she was, not just what her novel made her out to be. So I picked up Committed, and figured I’d give her a bit of a whirl.
Now, for the random books that are displayed at the front of the library that looked amazing and I simply couldn’t pass on:
The Biology of Luck by Jacob Appel
Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
So that’s 10 books, and they are all due back toward the beginning of June. The likelihood I will read all of them is…not high. But I may read half, and that’s better than nothing!
I will keep you all updated on how this goes.